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The West Intends Energy Suicide: Will It Succeed?

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Suicide is viewed as a crime in many countries. In a court of law, it is a serious charge and the evidence needs to be conclusive for such an accusation to stand (e.g., did you actually see him attempt to jump off the bridge?). But when societies (or at least their leaders) attempt it, one can say that it safely falls under the rubric of the sovereign right to misrule. In the hallowed tradition of Western liberal democracy, so long as its political leaders are elected in free and fair elections, misrule leading to societal death by suicide is merely an unfortunate outcome of either gross negligence or culpable intention led by, say, a death-cult ideology. Nevertheless, let us proceed with the case for the prosecution.

The Circumstantial Evidence Of Societal Suicide

The first piece of evidence is an astonishing article published last week in the Boston Review by a professor of anthropology in Rutgers University . The good professor opined that Zimbabwe and Puerto Rico “provide models for what we might call ‘pause-full’ electricity”. The West, he continues, has created a vast infrastructure for generating and consuming electricity 24/7, 365 days a year. Since this is based on “planet-destroying fossil fuels and nuclear power”, we need to emulate the aforementioned poor countries and save the climate by giving up the demand for the constant supply of electricity.

To be fair, the professor also noted that the Zimbabweans and Puerto Ricans did not choose to accept electricity rationing but were imposed upon by the gross negligence and corruption of their governments. The professor cannot be lightly dismissed, and the Boston Review shares its domicile with MIT and Harvard University, the temples of wisdom in modern Western civilization. And the Review has its share of kudos, at least for those of

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How California Wildfires Are Driving Energy Storage Beyond Lithium-Ion

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California needs batteries. When California is on fire, it needs batteries that can keep a home, a hospital, a fire station, a senior center running longer than the four-hour standard of lithium-ion.

“What’s happened that’s brought this to bear has been the wildfires and the contingency issues we have in the PSPS (public-safety power shut-off) events,” said Mike Gravely, research program manager for the California Energy Commission.

“In November of last year over two million resident people in California were impacted by wildfire PSPS events” in which utilities shut down portions of the grid to prevent equipment from sparking fires during flammable conditions. “The average short outage was 11 hours, and some of it went as high as three to five days.”

During those outages, senior centers and hospitals have relied on diesel generators to supply electricity for critical-care equipment, but during wildfires, diesel fuel can also be hard to come by.

The likely answer is microgrids.

“Microgrids are a big topic,” Gravely said in a webinar hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, “and energy storage is a key element of all micro grids.”

What California needs has outsized significance in the energy-storage industry. The state expects to install 2,400 megawatts of energy storage in the next two years, a market-driving number that is, even so, a mere fraction of the 20,000 to 30,000 MW Gravely expects the state to need by 2045.

Lithium-ion’s seeming limitation

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The Energy Of Education

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Web has expanded its dimensions like anything. A school which gives a comprehensive program and has the reputation of being disciplined, fair and pupil pleasant will very possible attract excessive pupil enrollment, produce excessive tutorial efficiency and end up nicely rounded college students as motivation will likely be excessive.

Know-how has its uncomfortable side effects – we’ve to agree – but then if we reverse the entire situation and take a look at the flipside then its not just the scholars who are getting benefited by Google, Bing etc but teachers can also update their knowledge and abilities with help from internet.

There are specific studying abilities (SLD) akin to auditory or visible processing that can affect the way students course of or recall information given to them both orally or in writing. Instructing can be through CD, websites, or by actual-time online facilities corresponding to webcasts, webinars and digital classrooms.

And materialism with life-lengthy learning as the purpose of life. Teachers may not all be the identical, however neither are college students. Some students might enter middle school nonetheless going through earlier levels of development than their friends. Lecturers would not have an actual technique of educating.

In another second stage of middle faculty improvement, as children are attempting to answer the higher questions on their very own id, it turns into much less vital for academics to focus on skill mastery and extra necessary to allow, inside a structured environment, for youngsters to try on completely different roles.…

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The Energy Of Education

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Education is very important. Prior to transferring onto the following stage in a subject they are inspired to reflect on the earlier activity prior to putting the idea knowledge into practical skills i.e. they are given time to soak up the knowledge on a private basis previous to reflecting on what has been taught and at last finishing up the physical skill, not dissimilar to Kolb’s studying cycle.

One unhappy reality remained is that there are nursing schools that do not have the sufficient facility to their nursing college students might find yourself lacking some technical know-hows. Yes, sensible sounding kids have a tendency to return from educated, professional, two-dad or mum environments the place they choose-up valuable language abilities and vocabulary from its sensible sounding inhabitants.

At the high school degree, where I got my begin, the emphasis isn’t on methods to educate the scholars to organize them for life, and even college (all high schools needs to be college-prep colleges, proper?), it was about making ready them to excel on their standardized exams.

In a well know predetermination case the court docket discovered that a faculty district had an unofficial coverage of denying all requests for Utilized Behavioral Evaluation (ABA) applications; despite evidence that a toddler required it. On this case the mother and father paid for a private ABA program during which the kid made tremendous progress.

Youngsters with low iron status in utero (in the uterus) scored lower on each check and had significantly lower language potential, high-quality-motor abilities, and tractability than kids with larger prenatal iron levels. Technology also encourages students to spend their time doing different actions resembling playing video games and participating in social networking.…